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The Novium

Tower Street, Chichester PO19 1QH, England
01243 775 888
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Ranked #18 of 23 attractions in Chichester
Type: Museums
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Horsham
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

Few exhibits with no thread between them. You are better of getting an ice-cream and reading your book if you have an hour to kill.

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Chichester
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27 reviews 27 reviews
12 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

We popped in as we had a free hour. Live locally and had seen the museum go up. Very disappointed - couldn't really follow the sense of it in terms of layout, themes. The entrance was the best bit with audio visual beside the Roman Baths which was excavated there. Items were hard to see/read about due to the dim... More

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Beckenham
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22 reviews 22 reviews
13 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

So many museums today have sparse displays with more emphasis on "design" than objects. This is a museum that packs the objects in so that you have a grand overview. The exhibition brings Chichester's history alive in so many different ways. And the view across the cathedral is dramatic and splendid.

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Emsworth, United Kingdom
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31 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

Thought it was about time I visited here today. Very interesting and good exhibits, especially the Roman baths. Think it is a bit expensive as I used to go to Inverness museum frequently when we lived in Scotland and it is free but would recommend as a place to visit.

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Chichester, United Kingdom
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3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

We had a great guide to show us around and he really made the visit worth while. Interesting to find out the history of Chichester going back 2000 years. Some unusual pieces and stories were great. Will definitely be looking out for the special chimney pots.

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Haslemere, United Kingdom
1 review
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

I visited the museum with an elderly, very well informed friend. The volunteer staff were incredibly helpful. I liked the fact that there is an accessible library within the museum and hands on features for children. Its position, near the cathedral is a good feature and overall an asset to Chichester. Well done!

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Dundee, United Kingdom
1 review
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

An amazing museum, the staff are warm, friendly and very welcoming. The lady charged with explaining the history of the attraction; the Roman Baths is very well informed and a credit to the museum. A must see for anyone visiting or living in Chichester. It is the kind of place you can visit on numerous occasions and still learn new... More

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London, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
10 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

This is a very interesting museum which my wife and I really enjoyed. As we visited early we had a fascinating personal tour of some of the exhibits which really enhanced our time there. It is a little expensive but I think you always get out of the experiences what you put in.

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Chichester, United Kingdom
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

You have to pay a lot of money a local museum which does not deliver much more than the old museum it has replaced. Worthing and Bognor Regis both have interesting free local museums - much better.

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1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Everyone was very friendly and they could tell me everything there was to know about all of the exhibits. I wish i could have spent more time there.

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